Scottish Universities to demonstrate ‘best in tech research’


All 14 Scottish Computer Science HE Departments will come together next month to demonstrate the very best in cutting-edge tech research in Cyber-Security, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Networks and the Cloud, Robotics and User-Experience.

The “DEMOfest 2016” event, which is organised by the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA), will take place on 11th November 2016 from 4-7pm in the state-of-the-art Technology and Innovation Centre at the University of Strathclyde.

DEMOfest has become a key event in the SICSA calendar and this year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever – featuring 50 technology and product demonstrations from across Scotland and industry-focused keynote talks on Big Data and Cyber-Security from some of the country’s top researchers.  SICSA expects to see over 250 people at the event, representing Scottish Universities; companies large and small; Innovation Centres; public sector and Government.

“DEMOfest provides businesses and the public sector with a fantastic opportunity to see some of the best tech research taking place in Scotland right now,” said Professor Iadh Ounis, SICSA Knowledge Exchange Director.

“The event offers the chance to witness brand-new technologies and to build links with Scottish-based technologists – DEMOfest creates a perfect environment for industry and academia to come together to sow the seeds of collaboration.”

The DEMOfest event is part of a rich and varied portfolio of events and activities that is coordinated by SICSA (, a Scottish Funding Council Research Pool.  SICSA aims to reinforce Scotland’s position as a world-leader in Computer Science and Informatics research by fostering a culture of collaboration between Scottish institutions; as well as with business, the public sector and the Scottish Innovation Centres.

DEMOfest 2016 is organised in partnership with ScotlandIS and is generously supported by The Data Lab. It is free to attend, but delegates should register at


Steven Kendrick, SICSA Executive Officer, University of Glasgow